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Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch from 12 noon to 1p.m.
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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
Box 100, 90 Loveys Street
Hickson ON  N0J 1L0
Phone: 519.462.2697
Fax: 519.462.2961

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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock


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Posted 12 hours ago.

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the April 8, 2020 Special Council Meeting will not be livestreamed as originally intended.  However, the goal is still to record tonight's meeting and post the video to the Township's website.  It remains the intent of the Township to be able to livestream its future meetings during the current Provincially declared emergency.

Posted 2 days ago.

                 Township of East Zorra-Tavistock Fire Department Update

             NO OPEN AIR BURNING

         in the

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock


The Township Fire Department will not approve any controlled burns until further notice.

Due to the extraordinary situation we are presently experiencing, it has been decided that for safety reasons, a ban is being placed on the issuing of open air burn permits.  All controlled burns are suspended until further notice.

Campfires will still be permitted at this time.  Our residents are reminded that campfires are for households only, and not for groups of more than 5.  Please practice social distancing and be mindful of your neighbours when it comes to drifting smoke.

The ban will be lifted when conditions are deemed safe by the Township Fire Department.

For more details please contact the following

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

 Township Fire Chief Scott Alexander

Phone 519-462-2697 


Posted 2 days ago.
We are very pleased to see the high level of voluntary compliance with the Provincial mandates and we encourage everyone to continue.  Never have we been asked to give so much for our country that costs us so little……please stay safe and keep your distance.
On behalf of all residents of East Zorra-Tavistock, we extend our deepest gratitude to all health care workers.  Your dedication to your jobs has never been more evident and more appreciated.  To the staff at our two long term care homes in Tavistock, we send a heartfelt thanks for your long hours and hard work in keeping our most vulnerable residents safe. 

Posted 2 days ago.

We are now at a very critical point in the effort to lessen the impacts of the COVID-19 community spread.  Social distancing, hand washing and staying at home have been proven as the best defence in slowing down the transmission of this virus.  The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock reminds everyone if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms or if you have recently returned from travelling then you must self-isolate and not be out in public.

The Municipal office in Hickson will remain open at this time, however we are at reduced staffing levels.  We encourage all residents to go to our website at to access online services and contact information for each department.

Although building permits can be applied for and issued, under a recent Provincial Order most projects wil lnot be allowed to start.  All emergency permits such as structural repairs, repair/replace failed septic systems and water/sewer line repairs will be issued and construction can be completed as usual.

With the exception of occupied buildings, inspections will still be completed for projects that have a permit date prior to April 5, 2020.  Expect minor delays of inspection scheduling and administrative response.   For additional information regarding permits and inspections for Agricultural projects, please contact John Scherer (519) 462-2697 ext. 7832

Please note the office will be closed on Good Friday April 10th and Easter Monday April 13th.

While our municipal parks and trails currently remain open, the following are off limits to the public; playgrounds, sports fields, ball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, skate parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities.  When using the parks and trails please remember to keep the social distance of 6 feet at all times, and do not gather in groups of more than five.  Walk to Exercise, not Socialize.

Southwestern Public Health is now doing Facebook live chats at 1 pm on Fridays, we encourage the public to access their website at to be part of these discussions.

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the COVID-19 self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care. Please go to